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Exciting Buddha Exploration

Exciting Buddha Exploration

Exciting Buddha Exploration Map

2 Days / 1 Nights

from / to Mandalay

Tour Highlights
2 days and 1 night of brief and hectic exploration
• Discover hundreds of thousands of Buddha statues
• Learn more about the reclining Buddha
• Know about the Kyaukka lacquer ware trade
• Explore hundreds of sandstone caves
• Visit ancient monasteries and temples
This short and sweet 2-day trip features a tour of the Myanmar’s amazing pagodas and Buddha images. You will also witness hundreds of limestone caves with their marvelous collection of mural paintings.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay – Monywa (-, -, – )

This morning, embark upon a 3-hour drive to Monywa, a typical Burmese town on the banks of the Chindwin River stopping along the way to stretch and take photos. This afternoon, witness the grandeur of the area with a visit to Thanboddhay Pagoda, covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images, Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar and  Laykyun Setkyar, the largest standing Buddha in the world. Next, visit the Kyaukka lacquer ware village and Shweguni Pagoda, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Upper Myanmar.

Overnight in Monywa.

Day 2: Monywa – Po Win Taung – Mandalay ( B, -, – )

After breakfast, cross the Chindwin River by ferry and proceed to Po Win Taung by local jeep. Po Win Taung Consists of almost 950 sandstone caves dug out of the hills. Archaeologists consider them to house the richest collection of mural paintings and Buddhist statues in Southeast Asia. Continue a short distance to Shwe Ba Taung where you will explore monasteries and temples are carved into rocky narrow cliffs.

Return to Mandalay this afternoon.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 270 502 31
Hotel Category Superior 304 574 60
Hotel Category First Class 322 611 82
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour

Rates: 01.10. 2016 – 30.03.2017

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 287 534 34
Hotel Category Superior 323 610 65
Hotel Category First Class 342 650 86
The supplement for Christmas Eve (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec) not included.
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Monywa: Hotel Chindwin **(*) (Deluxe Room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Monywa: Win Unity *** (Junior Deluxe Room)
Hotel Categor First Class:
Monywa: Win Unity *** (Suite lake view Room)

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